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1. 'Paranoid Android'
If you had to play somebody one Radiohead song to convince them of the band's brilliance, it should probably be "Paranoid Android." Over the period of six minutes it showcases the beautiful quiet textures, and the arena-rock ready bombast the band is capable of achieving. It also inspired hipsters to work around New York with T-shirts that just say "Gucci Little Piggy." The track began as three separate songs, but drawing inspiration from the Beatles' "Happiness Is A Warm Gun," they just combined them all together. In a bold move, they released it as the first single from OK Computer, and refused to cut it down for radio. It still managed to get some airplay. Yorke has said it's about the fall of the Roman Empire, but good luck finding anything in the lyrics that seem related to that topic in any way.